Early this month, the leader of the state Senate, Phil Berger, announced a compromise in what has become a protracted state budget negotiation. Berger said his chamber would agree to a specific target for state spending – more than what the Senate wanted but less than in the House version of the state’s proposed spending plan.
With blue skies above, thousands of people packed the Town Hall campus Saturday for the 39th annual Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival. The festival moved to a new location as its normal Academy Street home is under construction. But there was still plenty to see, eat and buy. Several hundred craftsmen and vendors showed off their wares while food trucks saw brisk business.
When Teresa Pollock went to bed Monday, Aug. 17, there were three cars in the driveway of her Manchester Drive home. But the next morning her Chevrolet Impala was gone, and in its place was a BMW motorcycle.